This is the tablet prisoners use

This article reports on a new tablet developed especially to facilitate electronic communications between prisoners and their friends and family. While neither the tablet nor the communications are free, messages are monitored, and internet access is prohibited, the tablets are cited as a means by which inmates can foster stronger relationships to aid integration, and learn to operate modern technology.

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Prisoners' connections to the outside world had long been relegated to an outdated technology: landline telephones.

But JPay, a prison contractor, has helped bring prison communications into the 21st century.

The company recently released a new tablet for the prison population, called the JP5mini, which lets inmates send an e-mail, e-cards and videograms to friends and family.